LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Holiday scored 29 points and Kris Wilkes added 19 to lead UCLA to an 86-78 overtime victory over Oregon in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night.
In the extra period, Holiday completed a 3-point play to give UCLA 77-73 lead with three minutes left. Gyorgy Goloman added a free throw and Thomas Welsh drilled a 3-pointer to make it 81-73 a minute later. The Ducks cut it to 81-78 but Wilkes, Holiday and Prince Ali made five free throws in the final minute to seal it.
Holiday shot 9 of 13 from the field and scored 20-plus points for the 14th time this season. The junior guard is currently fourth in scoring (19.0 per game) in the Pac 12 this season. Wilkes set a career-high with five 3-pointers.
Welsh scored 14 points and had 14 rebounds for UCLA (19-8, 10-5).
Payton Pritchard scored 23 points and Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh added 19 apiece for the Ducks (17-10, 7-7).
Oregon: The Ducks have lost two in a row after beating Washington and Washington State by a combined 52 points last weekend. Oregon’s thin NCAA Tournament hopes could hinge on home games against No. 25 Arizona State and No. 17 Arizona next week.
UCLA: The Bruins are second (behind Arizona) in scoring in the conference averaging 82.4 points per game and currently have four players averaging in double figures (Holiday, Kris Wilkes at 13.5, Welsh, 13.0 and Jaylen Hands 10.8).
OREGON: The Ducks open two-game home stand against Arizona State on Thursday.
UCLA: The Bruins will play their final 3 regular season games on the road starting on Thursday at Utah.
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